Rise of drug cultures in 1960’sPresentation Transcript
Rise of Drug cultures in 1960’s Marijuana Marijuana, a drug has been used by humans for thousands of years. It can be consumed in countless methods. Some of the more popular methods: smoking buds in pipes, joints, bongs, chillums, spliffs, etc. making tea from leaves and buds blending leaves and buds in with cooked foods. During the sixties, as people were trying to find new ways to explore pleasure and ways of bringing it about, marijuana became an obvious choice.
LSD The most common was LSD, a chemical discovered in 1943 by Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann. LSD let people look at things with the different angle their psychidelic trance allowed them. LSD was originally available in tablet form, but once it was declared illegal, it was mainly used in one of the following ways: liquid acid (via oral, in the eyeball, or mucous membrane entry) mixture with other drugs (such as dropping some onto marijuana before smoking)
Magic Mushroom Some of the more ingestion of magic mushrooms are: eating of mushrooms (either raw or dried) soaking mushrooms in honey - honey turns a bluish colour, and is dosed making mushroom tea 'shrooms on pizza mushrooms cut into small pieces and cooked with other food. During the sixties, many people experimented with mushrooms in addition to other, stronger psychedelics to help them get a new perspective on their world.
How people found out about drugs in the 1960’s The rock and roll lifestyle was popularly associated with sex and drugs. Many of rock and roll's early stars (as well as their jazz and blues counterparts) were known as hard-drinking, hard-living characters. During the 1960s the lifestyles of many stars became more publicly known, aided by the growth of the underground rock press. Musicians had always attracted attention of "groupies" (girls who followed musicians) who spent time with and often did sexual favors for band members. Drugs were often a big part of the rock music lifestyle.